|1. EDEN HAZARD - 'UNPLAYABLE'||9.7|
While I think we're being needlessly harsh on a few players (Ramires, Azpilicueta, Cahill, certainly), it is undeniable that relative to Hazard everybody else was a bit pedestrian.
Unsurprisingly, the 9.7 is a brand new personal and team record, beating out the 9.6 y'all gave him for his play vs. West Ham in March as well as Lampard's 9.6 that he received for his record-setting Aston Villa brace. It's hard to argue that this performance by Hazard is not worthy of being the best ever since we started community player ratings. That 'take-ons' statistic is outrageous - it is WhoScored's highest of the season in the five top leagues - and he led the team in shots, goals, assists (tie), pass completion percentage, and chances created. He had zero turnovers and wasn't dispossessed even once. Unplayable.
His two goals make him Chelsea's leading league (6) and overall (8) goal scorer. And, hopefully, this is only the beginning!
|2. FRANK LAMPARD - MC||7.4|
Another goal and another assist for Father Time. It was his third goal in four matches, a deft headed finish into the bottom far post corner. Number 208 in his Chelsea career gives him five for the season, which puts him on track for an 11th straight double-digit goalscoring output. Not too shabby.
His lovely interplay and backheel for Hazard's second goal was his fifth official assist in the Premier League and Champions League combined. Nobody else has more than three. Not too shabby.
|3. JUAN MATA - AMC, AMR||7.2|
Mata took a backseat to Hazard in this one, but along with Willian, also had a good game. Many give him partial credit for Hazard's dominance, so perhaps that is why he slides into third place for the second straight match in your player ratings.
Also for the second straight match, he won two tackles, although this time he didn't need seven attempts to do so. Gotta love that improving defensive effort/game!
He came within a few hair lengths of getting an assist on a hypothetical third Hazard goal, but overall it was lovely to witness the rediscovered understanding between our two best players since the start of last season.
Cech (6.2), Azpilicueta (6.3), Terry (5.8), Cahill (5.7), Ivanovic (6.0), Ramires (6.8), Willian (6.8), Torres (4.6)
Ba (6.2), Mikel (5.9), Schürrle (5.9)